| Aug 7, 2009
John Hughes, the influential writer-director who captured the humor and angst of the teen experience, 1980s style, in hit movies such as "Sixteen Candles," "The Breakfast Club" and "Ferris Bueller's Day Off," died Thursday. He was 59.
| Dec 17, 2008
There is much to envy about actress Beverly D'Angelo: ageless beauty, a Hollywood career of lasting duration, the fact that the hunky Al Pacino parked his slippers at her front door for years and that she owns a 1920s Spanish-style gem of a house in...
| Dec 24, 2009
| 4:34 PM
Thirty years ago, coming out of an early screening of National Lampoon's "Animal House," I exclaimed, "Wow, that was great. Too bad it's aimed so totally at people like me that it's doomed to flop." But Hollywood studios are, of course, size queens, and I...
| Sep 25, 2009
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Entering its 15th season, the Emmy Award-winning 'Amazing Race' has probably already won you over with its combination of global thrills, interpersonal strife and eye-opening experiences. It's proved itself to be both slickly produced and a paragon of...
| Apr 22, 2008
If one adjective (besides "gigantic") adequately describes Meat Loaf, it's "game." Rock's operatic jester has tried plenty of angles in his surprisingly long-lived career: He's acted in the Broadway production of "Hair," served as John Belushi's...
| May 18, 2008
SHE WAS Boone's girl Katy in "Animal House," and this was enough to cement her in the collective conscience of a certain kind of male. This male was 13 when the National Lampoon comedy was released, in 1978; what he has retained in his mind's eye about...
| Jul 15, 2008
When David Simon ("The Wire") considered HBO's proposal to script Evan Wright's book "Generation Kill," he knew the journalist should stay in the picture, he told television critics at their annual press tour last week. Simon, who worked on the...
| Nov 30, 2007
This is the first of a new weekly feature that will project the weekend box-office performance and analyze marketing campaigns for movies opening and returning in theaters.
With the only major release hitting theaters this week, the backers of the...
| Jan 22, 2008
| 6:03 PM
You can't throw a skim latte in L.A. without hitting a writer who has a screenplay that's been stuck in the system since grunge was breaking. But there are very few who can say that in the intervening years they've turned the same story into a well-...